On June 22, join BPC’s Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy for the housing event of the summer! We will welcome experts and thought leaders in government, business, philanthropy, and more as they share their insights on ways to accelerate affordable housing preservation and construction to help Americans struggling to pay high and unsustainable housing costs.
New panels just announced will cover federal tax policy as a way to encourage growth in affordable housing supply and what can be done to address homelessness through a housing supply lens. This day-long summit is focused on finding meaningful, bipartisan solutions to address the nationwide crisis.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, followed by a cocktail reception. Follow BPC on social media @BPC_Bipartisan and use the hashtag #HousingSummit23 to talk about the Summit.
If you or your organization are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Tiffany Jones at [email protected].
9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:40 am: Opening Remarks
- Dennis Shea | Executive Director, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy, BPC
9:40 – 10:10 am: Home Matters: A Fireside Chat on Housing Affordability
Over the past 15 years, the United States has underbuilt housing by millions of homes leading to a mismatch between demand and available supply that has contributed to today’s high housing costs. This structural deficit is negatively impacting communities of all types across the country and affects both the rental and homeownership segments of the housing market. Former HUD Secretary and OMB Director Shaun Donovan moderates a discussion between housing philanthropist Ron Terwilliger and HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman where they will explore the root causes of today’s affordable housing shortage and the actions that can be taken to help increase housing supply and preserve our nation’s existing stock of affordable homes.
- Ron Terwilliger | Board Member, BPC; Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential Company
- Adrianne Todman | Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Shaun Donovan | Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Former Director, White House Office of Management and Budget
10:20 – 11:05 am: The Future of Housing: Innovating Construction to Reduce Costs
The high cost of development is a major factor driving high housing prices. Throughout the housing development process from planning to construction to inspection, costs layer on top of one another to the point where affordable homes are no longer profitable. Yet a host of recent innovations—relating to off-site construction, 3D printing, as well as green design innovations and the use of novel building materials—could help unlock housing production at all levels of affordability and at scale while enhancing sustainability and resilience. During this panel, three industry leaders will each present on a new technological development in the housing industry, followed by a discussion on the opportunities they provide for housing supply in America.
- Peter Cooperman | Interim CMO, Black Buffalo 3D Corporation
- Hugh Frater | Chairman, Vessel Technologies; Former CEO, Fannie Mae
- Dan Hardcastle | Special Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Alyia Gaskins| Senior Program Officer, Melville Charitable Trust
11:15 – 11:50 am: Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities: Prospects for Bipartisan Action (Perspectives from the U.S. House of Representatives)
In the 117th Congress, comprehensive legislation to address our nation’s housing affordability crisis failed to make it across the finish line. Now, with divided control of Congress, any major housing bills in the 118th Congress will require bipartisan support. In this panel, members of the House of Representatives will discuss the state housing policy in Congress, their housing legislative priorities, and what it will take to advance housing legislation with robust bipartisan support.
- Rep. Blake Moore | (R-UT)
- Rep. Scott Peters | (D-CA)
- Pamela Hughes Patenaude | Board Member, BPC; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Housing and Urban Development
12:05 – 12:50 pm: Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities: Prospects for Bipartisan Action (Perspectives from the U.S. Senate)
Housing supply and affordability challenges impact Americans in red states and blue states, and both rural and urban areas. In recent years, members of the Senate have worked across the aisle to highlight and address the nation’s spiraling housing costs, though work remains to pass major investments and reforms to meaningfully improve housing affordability. This panel will explore the potential for bipartisan collaboration on housing policy in the Senate as well as the highest priority legislative proposals to serve those with the greatest housing needs.
- Sen. Tina Smith | (D-MN)
- Sen. Cynthia Lummis | (R-WY)
- Nick Timiraos | Chief Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
12:50 – 1:35 pm: Lunch
1:35 – 2:20 pm: Federal Tax Policy: A Key Driver of Affordable Housing Supply
By incentivizing much-needed private investment in the construction and preservation of affordable homes, federal tax policy can be a powerful ally in the effort to increase affordable housing supply. This panel will examine how to strengthen the impact of the existing incentives in the federal tax code, while exploring new opportunities to encourage greater private investment in affordable homes that would be available both for rent and sale. The panel will also assess what is politically achievable in a deeply divided 118th Congress.
- Peter Lawrence | Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Novogradac Consulting LLP
- Liz Osborn| Vice President, Policy, Enterprise Community Partners
- Sharon Wilson Géno | President, National Multifamily Housing Council
- Buzz Roberts | President, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
- Neal Rackleff | Attorney at Law, Rackleff LLP
2:30 – 3:15 pm: Housing Market and Economic Outlook
Despite our country’s structural deficit of homes for both sale and rent, home construction declined in the first quarter of 2023 and confidence in the future path of the housing market is mixed. Broader uncertainty about the direction of the economy, whether inflation has really turned a corner, and the lasting impact of higher interest rates on the housing market all further complicate this picture. With some of our nation’s leading economists, this panel will help decipher recent economic and housing market trends and forecast where we are heading.
- Mark Zandi | Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
- Skylar Olsen | Chief Economist, Zillow
- Douglas Holtz-Eakin | President, American Action Forum
- Liz Hoffman | Business & Finance Editor, Semafor (Confirmed)
3:25 – 4:10 pm: Homelessness and Housing Supply
According to the most recent federal count, over half a million people experienced homelessness in the United States last year. While differing approaches and views on how to address homelessness have emerged as the issue gains greater visibility, the interplay between homelessness and housing supply remains a central consideration for decisionmakers as they look to craft effective solutions and meet the needs of unhoused populations. This expert panel will discuss the root causes of homelessness, share insights from recent policy interventions, and identify common-sense solutions that can help inform federal action.
- Stephen Eide | Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
- Rosanne Haggerty | President, Community Solutions
- Philip Mangano | President and CEO, The American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness
- Kathryn Monet | CEO, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
- Seyron Foo | Senior Program Officer, Homelessness, Hilton Foundation
4:10 – 4:15 pm: Concluding Remarks
- Kelly Darnell | Interim CEO, BPC
4:15 – 5:00 pm: Networking Reception